Victims of GIRFEC data theft and SHANARRI tick box tyranny

Schoolhouse remains deeply concerned by reports of harassment, bullying and ultra vires activities on the part of the new ‘SHANARRI Stasi’, which has been unleashed on the unsuspecting families of Scotland as a result of the Children and Young People Act.

As we await the outcome of the judicial review just heard at the Court of […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy, Research|0 Comments

Home education research by home educated researcher

We rarely post requests from researchers but we thought we would make an exception for one who was herself home educated. If you can assist Anna with her project, please contact her directly.

To all at Schoolhouse

My name is Anna Drever, and I’m a sociology student at the University of Edinburgh. I’ve decided to do my dissertation […]

By |May 26th, 2013|Home Ed in the News, Research|0 Comments

Perth & Kinross Council: Getting It Wrong Again

Following on from our recent post, Hidden from whom? The ongoing stigmatisation of home educators, we have received a breathtakingly arrogant response to our FOI request from Perth and Kinross Council, whose Child Protection Committee has sunk to NSPCC levels in disseminating deliberate falsehoods about home education. We are angry on behalf of home educators, whose […]

Hidden from whom? The ongoing stigmatisation of home educators

Schoolhouse has just submitted a Freedom of Information request to Perth & Kinross Council, whose Child Protection Committee has declared that home educated children are “hidden” and, what’s more, have had starring roles in “recent SCRs”.

Hidden from whom, we wonder? Jimmy Savile sorts, perhaps?

We are of course also itching to discover which Significant Case Reviews […]

How cool is your council?

One of Schoolhouse’s new year resolutions is to revisit and review the information relating to home education on each of the 32 Scottish council websites so that we can update our local authority link pages.  We have previously posted about this ongoing project.

Now this is no mean feat as, no sooner than a council page […]

By |January 10th, 2013|Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy, Research, Schoolhouse|2 Comments

Local Authority Links

Schoolhouse is in the process of updating its local authority links and has contacted all 32 Scottish Local Authorities seeking updated information on their home education policies, information for parents and contact details for staff members with responsibility for home education.

We have sought the following information :

Link url to the council’s elective home education policy

Link url to the council’s information […]

Volunteers wanted!

Is your Local Authority providing accurate information about elective home education?

Schoolhouse is working on its Local Authority contacts list in which it aims to include pages with links to each of the 32 authority websites, their information for parents on home education and their named contacts as required by the Scottish Government guidance.

Some authorities rightly point parents to the statutory guidance and their local […]

By |November 23rd, 2009|Home Ed in the News, Law & Policy, Research, Schoolhouse|1 Comment

Towards Positive Partnerships Report

Report of the research carried out by the SCC during 2006/2007 in association with Schoolhouse.

Click to download the report of the research carried out.

By |February 16th, 2007|Research, Schoolhouse|0 Comments

Towards Positive Partnerships

A summary of the research carried out by the SCC during 2006/2007 in association with Schoolhouse.

Click here to download a copy in pdf format


By |February 6th, 2007|Research, Schoolhouse|0 Comments

New Scottish Consumer Council / Schoolhouse research project gets underway

Schoolhouse has once again joined forces with the Scottish Consumer Council (SCC) to undertake research into how the Scottish Executive guidance on home education is being implemented by councils.

A survey of councils by Schoolhouse last year pointed to a failure on the part of many local authorities to update their home education policies and procedures […]